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Simply Living for Him

Simply Living for Him

By KarenDeBeus
On this podcast, I talk about all things simple-life on our hobby farm, homeschooling, and always about Jesus! I believe the remedy for clutter and chaos in our world, is Jesus. The more we desire Him, the less we desire the things of this world, and the easier it is to live more simply.
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Overthinking: Simplify Your Life By Simplifying Your Thought-life
Are you an overthinker? It can be a blessing or a curse for me. But over the years, I have learned that key to quieting my mind. Come listen in and be encouraged, whether you are an overthinker or not, how to set your mind on the things above and experience true transformation in your life! Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com     Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB     Get my homeschooling books!   Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU     Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim     Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
41:08
September 24, 2022
Your Life Isn't Supposed to Look Like Others. It's Supposed to Look Like Christ
We've got a lot to chat about today! I am starting out by sharing about the incredible difference in our school year this year! Then we are talking about something everyone deals with- the comparison trap. But it is about SO much more than just that- we are talking about being Kingdom-minded with a purpose far greater than ourselves. Your life isn't supposed to look like others. It's supposed to look like Christ. Listen in and be encouraged! Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com     Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB     Get my homeschooling books!   Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU     Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community     SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim     Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
29:01
September 17, 2022
What You Believe About God Determines How You Live PLUS Big Life Updates!
We are recapping a bit from last week to build on today's message. If you want to live more simply, focus on what you believe about God. Go to the Word and focus on the truths of Who He Is and it will change how you live. Right now we are going through some significant transitions in our lives and the only thing that has grounded me is Him. Be encouraged to walk through any season of life with peace as you walk with the One who gives peace. Also, listen through to the end because I am talking about some changes that you may see at SLFH as I transition to a new season! Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com    Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Get my homeschooling books!   Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E    The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU    Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim    Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
43:42
September 16, 2022
Letting Go and Walking Into A New Season
If you are walking into a new season of life right now or will be in the future, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s face it, life is never settled, it is always changing. Today, Karen is encouraging you how to walk through each season of life with your eyes on Jesus. Grab your retreat sessions REPLAYS: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/   Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Get my homeschooling books!  Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E   The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU   Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim   Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
46:59
September 01, 2022
Stop the Schedule Overwhelm and Let God Lead Your Time
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your schedule and calendar, then you are going to be encouraged by this episode! We will talk about the key to finding peace in your day and using your time well. Grab your retreat sessions REPLAYS: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/  Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB  Get my homeschooling books!  Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E  The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim  Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay 
35:09
August 25, 2022
Confessions From a NON-Type-A Personality!
We are having a little fun today talking about how I am NOT a type-A personality. I am a free-spirited, fly- by-the-seat-of-your-pants visionary who has to work hard to be disciplined and organized. And in a world that often feels like everyone is perfectionistic, I am not necessarily. Yet, we all have strengths and weaknesses and God works in us to either enhance our strengths or help our weaknesses. We all need to work with how God created us and join together as one body who ultimately will glorify God in all we do! This episode will help you look at yourself, your children, and others in a new light! Grab your retreat sessions REPLAYS: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/  Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com    Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB     Get my homeschooling books!  Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E      The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU       Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community     SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim   Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
29:21
August 18, 2022
Raising Children in a Chaotic Culture: A Message of Hope with Israel Wayne
I have a special guest on the podcast today and I know you will be encouraged! I talk to many parents who are all concerned with raising children in what seems like pretty chaotic and even dark times. Israel Wayne is joining me today to talk about knowing God for yourself, pointing our children to Jesus, and discipling them. He has a message of hope and optimism during these times!  Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks , Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask and Raising Them Up: Parenting for Christians. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net and the founder of Family Renewal. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues. Israel has written articles for the following magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), Biblical Worldview (American Vision), The Baptist Banner, Above Rubies, Homeschooling Today, Samaritan Ministries, CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, ChristianBook.com, Christianity.com, HonorBound.com, WorldviewWeekend.com and many others. Israel has been a regular columnist for Home School Digest, Home School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel’s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, WORLD Magazine, The Epoch Times, Buzzfeed, The New American, Court Report and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences, with over 5,000 in attendance. Grab your retreat sessions REPLAYS: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/ Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim  Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him" https://amzn.to/3cVX9ay
44:50
August 11, 2022
Homeschooling: NEW Plans for This Year! Plus encouragement for YOU
After seventeen years of homeschooling, I think I finally figured out a KEY to our plans. Hear what we are doing this year, which I am SUPER excited about. PLUS, I have lots of encouragement for you whether you are a homeschooling family or not. Come and listen and let me know what you think! Grab your retreat sessions REPLAYS: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/ Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim  Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry Download Robin Miller's Album, including her song, "Simply Live It for Him"
35:16
August 02, 2022
Attacks, Victories, and Sisters in Christ: A Beautiful Time of Retreat
We’re back from our SLFH Retreat and it was filled with attacks, victories, and beautiful sisters in Christ. So many lessons were learned. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in and be encouraged today, whether you are lonely, under attack, or feeling anxious, you will learn something about simply living for HIM! Grab your virtual retreat sessions: http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/ Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim  Intro and outro "Simply Live it For Him" recorded by Robin Miller Ministry
42:23
July 19, 2022
Who Are You Following?
Want to live a simpler life? Stop following every voice that speaks into your life and start following the One that speaks only the truth. Get your VIRTUAL RETREAT TICKET! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/11/livestream/ Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E     The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU       Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim 
26:35
July 08, 2022
Are You Doing Enough, Post-Homeschool Choices, and HUGE LIFE LESSONS- A Must Listen!
If I had to choose one episode for you all to listen to, I think it would be this one. I was on FIRE. Come listen to all God has taught me lately on my recent trip to CO. PLUS, I am answering all those who ask, "Am I doing enough?" in your homeschool, and what happens AFTER high school? A MUST-LISTEN message! Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E    The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim Christian Gap Year: www.onelifepath.org
50:16
June 22, 2022
Stop Normalizing Worry
In Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus tells us not to worry. He tells us to seek God first and He will give us all we need. This is not so easy to do as gas prices rise, grocery prices escalate, and our bank accounts are draining. Yet, Jesus tells us that our Heavenly Father knows what we need. So let's stop normalizing worry and normalize following God. Are you going to trust Him today or do you put your trust in the fleeting tangibles of this world? http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/06/09/stop-normalizing-worry Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E    The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
46:46
June 09, 2022
Finding Freedom in a Simple Life
A simple life isn’t necessarily about minimalism. It goes much deeper. If you truly are living for the Lord you will eliminate so many of the things that are cluttering up your home, your mind, and your soul. You are no longer a slave to the things of this world but you are set free to truly live for Him. Join me today as we talk about finding freedom in a simple life. Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat    Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E    The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
39:43
June 03, 2022
Back to the Basics: Practical Tips and Biblical Hope for Challenging Financial Times
As I returned from the grocery store this week, I just felt squeezed. The prices are soaring, the gas is at an all-time high, and it can all feel quite overwhelming. So I am sharing a few practical tips for these tough times, and helping us get back to the basic mindset. How can we wisely use our time and money these days? Mostly though, I want to encourage you that no matter what the circumstances are right now, we do not need material possessions to be content- we have Jesus. We are going to look at some biblical truths to help keep our focus during these challenging times. Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB    Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat    Get my homeschooling books!  Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E    The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU      Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
46:01
May 19, 2022
Home Sweet Homeschool
Come take a peek into our homeschool journey and see what has been the most important thing we have done and what has grounded us even when life was chaotic. We are talking about letting God lead, not putting your security in worldly achievements, and building a family on the firm foundation of the Word of God and Jesus Christ. Whether you are a homeschooler or not, this episode is sure to encourage you. Get my e-courses: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat   Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E   The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU     Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
41:05
May 13, 2022
Q&A With Karen
Today I am answering some of the questions you all have submitted! Join me to get to know a bit more about who I am and why I do what I do! We are addressing several topics submitted by listeners and even a bit of my personal testimony. Listen in and let me know what you think! Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat   Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E   The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU     Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
46:47
April 28, 2022
What Are You Waiting For?
So many of us fall into the trap of living for some arbitrary time in the future and say, "I'll be content when..." But we have so much to do right now at this moment. There is so much to learn from Paul's life- while in jail he wasn't waiting to be released to get busy for the Gospel and neither should we. Don't wait for the perfect conditions to live the life you have in front of you right now. Listen in, be encouraged, and seek Him first. That mindset will change everything. Join us in April- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537   Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB   Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat   Get my homeschooling books!   Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E   The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU     Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
36:44
April 21, 2022
Am I Becoming a Minimalist?
Spring cleaning has made me really think about what I bring into my home and mind. Come listen in and let's chat about where we are storing our treasure. Join us in April- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537  Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB  Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat  Get my homeschooling books!  Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E  The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU    Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community   SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
36:25
April 14, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
04:13
April 08, 2022
What is a Truly Successful Life?
According to the world, I am not really successful. I haven’t climbed any corporate ladders, achieved a certain financial bracket, or even have any letters after my name. But when we look at the Bible, there is a definite distinction about what defines success. If you are feeling like you haven’t achieved everything the world esteems as achievement, be encouraged today as we look at where our true success lies. Join us in April- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
33:54
April 06, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
08:56
April 04, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
08:04
April 01, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
10:57
March 30, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
05:17
March 28, 2022
Daily Devotion
We are now including Karen's Daily Devotions from YouTube right here on the podcast. New devotions every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Short little words of encouragement to help you focus on Jesus during the week! www.youtube.com/karendebeus
05:56
March 25, 2022
Our Worst Homeschool Year Ever?!
This year has not gone according to plan, or shall I say, according to our homeschool plan. But perhaps it has gone just how God has planned. He has been near and life has been our best teacher. If you're in a place where you feel like you've failed or the year hasn't gone according to plan- whether you are a homeschooler or not- come listen and be encouraged that when things seem to fall apart, God redeems and puts them back together. Join us in April- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
42:03
March 24, 2022
I Realized This Week, Enough is Enough
This week I realized enough is enough. Come and listen to this HUGE realization I had in the midst of dealing with some personal issues. Also, I mentioned at the beginning of the episode that I was going to talk about our school year and the challenges we faced this year, but I ran out of time...so that will be another episode! Join us in April- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
50:57
March 16, 2022
Life Updates and Finishing Well
It's been a whirlwind lately. Join me to hear all that is going on with family, farm life, and my faith. Then we will talk about finishing it all well. This time of year, I am always looking ahead to the next homeschool year saying, "I'm done with this year. But NEXT year will be the year where I finally get it together. Next year will be our best year." Ha. That perfect year never came after 16 years of homeschooling. Life is full of changes and challenges and we must live in the present and finish well, and not look ahead waiting for better times. Join me today as I encourage you to finish well in whatever season you are in. Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
37:30
March 03, 2022
Homeschooling Teens and Launching Young Adults
Join me today as we talk about what it's been like to homeschool for almost 17 years, and launch two into adulthood. Every season of parenting has its ups and downs, but each is so beautiful in its own way. Most importantly, don't get caught up listening to the voices in the world that you miss out on hearing God's voice on this journey. Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
47:05
February 20, 2022
Stop One-Upping and Outdoing Others-Love Biblically
Let's talk about a sensitive topic. We all know those people- the ones who always "one-up" others. They always seem to have done it better. Or have more. They always try to outdo you. Or maybe you've done it. Point the conversation back to yourself. Competing a little bit on the inside. Comparing. Today we are digging into Romans 12:9- 10, where it tells us to really love others genuinely and to "outdo" one another by honoring them. We are going to look at others in a whole new light and understand how to truly love others. The outcome will be a lot less mental drama and, instead, real relationships with others as God intended them to be. Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
42:48
February 10, 2022
That Time I Wanted to Give Up
When our lives begin to swirl out of control from chaos and clutter, we often want to just throw in the towel. We get paralyzed with stuff, and we end up doing nothing. Today I am sharing a time when I wanted to give up (well, several actually!) and what God did to show me I was focused on the wrong things. I believe this will automatically simplify your life, and help you to find peace in this often chaotic world. Make sure to listen all the way to the end for some encouragement and focus before you throw in the towel! Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
36:58
February 04, 2022
A Critical Spirit or Respond By the Holy Spirit?
Today we are talking about changing the mindest of criticism and complaint which is a reaction in your flesh and responding instead by the Spirit. Listen in and then let me know your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you! www.anchor.fm/simplylivingforhim Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
35:48
January 28, 2022
Your Home is a Ministry: The Heart of Homemaking with Rosenda Valenzuela
I am super excited to introduce you to Rosenda Valenzuela today as a special guest on the podcast. Rosenda's YouTube Channel, Little Pink Casa is such an encouraging space and I have enjoyed watching her videos about homemaking and being a wife and mom. Her heart is evident for making your home a beautiful place, not for Pinterest or Instagram, but for the Lord and her family. She is such an encouragement. Grab your coffee or tea and listen as we talk about the heart behind homemaking and serving your family. About Rosenda Valenzuela: Ministry wife to her college sweetheart and homeschool mom of one teen daughter. Creating lovely in the little by inspiring thousands of ladies since 2012 in the joy of homemaking, feminine style and romantic home. Check out Rosenda' Channel here--> Little Pink Casa Instagram @Littlepinkcasa Website--> www.littlepinkcasa.com Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
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January 20, 2022
Let's Talk About It All! Special Guest Steve DeBeus
Today I have a special guest! My hubby and I decided to sit down and do an impromptu episode, but things did get a bit serious, as we talked about life around here the past two years, letting your daughter leave home and get married from a dad's perspective, and seeing how we handle things QUITE differently, yet God leads us in all. Join us for fun, laughs, and some (almost) tears! Join us in March- Ladies Day Out~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-ladies-day-out-tickets-222746419537 Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
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January 14, 2022
My Big Epiphany About Parenting PLUS Simplify Once and For All!
Today is a sort of "podcast mash-up." I am sharing on a few different topics- homeschooling didn't save my children, simplifying once and for all in the new year, and most importantly, the BIGGEST parenting epiphany I have ever had! You don't want to miss this! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2022/01/06/my-big-epiphany-about-parenting-plus-simplify-once-and-for-all/ Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast  Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community  SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
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January 06, 2022
Reflections on 2021 and What I am Praying for in 2022
I encourage you to reflect on the year behind and what God has allowed in your life- the good, the bad, and the ugly. And move forward in 2022, knowing the One who holds the stars in the sky, is walking with you into a new year. And listen in to hear my biggest prayer for 2022. Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB  Join us for our retreat! www.simplylivingforhim.com/retreat   Get my homeschooling books!   Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E  The Simple Homeschool Journey---https://amzn.to/306KCHU   Join our community- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community    SHOP: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
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December 28, 2021
Friendships: The Good and the Hard
I have heard from many ladies lately that friendships have been a struggle. Add in a pandemic and it gets even harder. We all struggle at times with loneliness, comparison, and even a bit of drama. But, women that are following the Lord together, keeping God at the center of their friendship, and building one another are beautiful to behold. We aren't supposed to look like the world, but women of God. Listen in and be encouraged to cultivate God-honoring relationships in your life! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/12/15/friendships-the-good-and-the-hard/
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December 16, 2021
Stop Trying to Live Someone Else's Life
It's too easy in the age of the Internet to take your eyes off of Jesus and onto others. We compare our lives to others and before we know it, we have wasted time trying to live a life we weren't called to live. God wants you to follow His plan and purpose for YOUR life and to glorify HIM in it! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/12/10/stop-living-someone-elses-life
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December 10, 2021
Keeping Clutter Out of Christmas
Before you get caught up in the gifts, shopping, decorating, parties, and ALL the stuff, remember: This year's must-haves are next year's garage sale items. If you want to keep clutter out of your Christmas, I am giving you a Scripture today to keep you grounded! Listen in and be encouraged to have a meaningful Christmas with a focus on Jesus! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/12/01/keeping-clutter-out-of-christmas/
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December 02, 2021
Hospitality vs. Entertaining: What Matters Most
With the holiday season approaching it’s easy to get caught up in what the world shows us hospitality should look like. But there is a big difference between entertaining and hospitality. One focuses on “look what I can do!” The other focuses on “what can I do for you? “ People will remember how they feel in your home far more than your decor or perfect recipes. Let’s discuss how we can share Jesus with those who enter our doors! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/11/20/entertaining-vs-hospitality-what-matters-most/
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November 20, 2021
Homeschool Q&A Facebook Live chat!
Recently I hosted a LIVE Facebook chat answering all your homeschooling questions. We’ve uploaded the audio from that chat here as a special mid-week podcast episode! Come listen in as I talk all things homeschool and provide encouragement along the way. Get my homeschooling books! Called Home: https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E The Simple Homeschool Journey: https://amzn.to/306KCHU Real Homeschool: https://amzn.to/3qF2qrH Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Get My E-Courses! Simplify Your Homeschool and Bible Based Homeschooling www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com My podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast Join our community for ALL women- www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Shop! https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim
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November 16, 2021
Finding Light in a Dark World
Many of us feel helpless and even hopeless these days, but I want to remind you of the way to see the Light in the middle of it all! I've just come out of nine days of isolation and have learned many lessons about finding the light in a dark world. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/11/11/finding-light-in-a-dark-world/
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November 11, 2021
No More Junk! A fruitful mind, body, and spirit
I am back from the biggest milestone of our lives so far- my daughter's WEDDING! And with such big milestones, comes a change in perspective. I have been thinking a lot about how much time I have left in this earthly life and getting rid of junk–mind, body, and spirit. Come and join me as we talk about the importance of what we fill up on in our lives. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/10/29/no-more-junk-a-fruitful-mind-body-and-spirit
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October 29, 2021
It's More Important Than Ever to Get Back to Simple
As the news headlines tell us we are facing shortages of goods and more wait times for things we "need" I am trying to get back to simple more than ever these days. Because the mindset of filling our lives with stuff and having it instantaneously can also spill into our spiritual lives. We think we need to be filled with things other than God. We also find ourselves impatient when God may want us to wait on His timing. In these pandemic times, I think we have really been given a chance to get back to what truly matters most. Join me and be inspired in small ways that can make a big difference in your life. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/10/18/its-more-important-than-ever-to-get-back-to-simple
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October 18, 2021
Find Freedom From Perfection
When we seek perfection, sometimes we may take God out of the equation. In our earthly life, we will never achieve perfection. In fact, we may just realize that God wants us to go to Him with our imperfections. Join me as we talk about finding freedom from perfection. https://zb362.infusionsoft.com/go/fitting/karendebeus/ http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/10/07/finding-freedom-from-perfection/
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October 07, 2021
Our Homeschool 2021-2022
I have been wanting to share our curriculum choices in a live video but decided to do a podcast episode in conjunction with a VIDEO episode (available on YouTube) to talk about our homeschool year and our curriculum choices this year. Come take a peek into our homeschool days... Watch this on YouTube-https://youtu.be/G8o-NR_gfxU Products Mentioned in This Episode: (these are affiliate links) The Simple Homeschool Journey: Building Your Family and Not Just a Transcript--https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest Perfect and Instagram Ideal Homeschool https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Simplify Your Homeschool E-Course www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Bible Based Homeschooling E-Course http://www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Mystery of History https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Math U See https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Wordly Wise https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Easy Peasy Online Homeschool www.allinonehomeschool.com Journey Homeschool Academy http://journeyhomeschoolacademy.com/ The 101 Series https://the101series.com/ Homeschool Posts http://simplylivingforhim.com/category/homeschool/ Homeschool Consulting Appointments http://simplylivingforhim.com/homeschool-consulting-and-mentoring/ My son's small business https://www.slingandstonesk8.com/
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September 24, 2021
Fear is a Liar
As someone who has dealt with fear her whole life, this past year has it rearing its ugly head. But GOD. Today I am sharing how you can be free from fear. The Holy Spirit and its power is the key to extinguishing the spirit of fear which is a liar! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/09/09/fear-is-a-liar
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September 10, 2021
How to Be Consistent in a Constantly Changing World- Keep it Simple!
Wow, do I feel like this message is for someone out there- is it you? Listen and let me know. This world is so unsettled, but there is good news- We have the One who settles us all! Life has been so crazy for me lately, and I am sharing my struggles, but also what is grounding me in such an uncertain time. Be encouraged! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/09/04/how-to-be-consistent-in-a-constantly-changing-world--keep-it-simple/
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September 04, 2021
Keeping It Simple In My Homeschool
Today we are talking about how I have kept it simple in my homeschool over the past 16 years and the most important thing you can do in your homeschool. When it comes to curriculum, schedules, routines, methods, styles, and more, you will want to do this. Whether you are a homeschooling family or not, these principles will apply to all. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's focus on what matters most in your homeschool. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/08/26/how-i-keep-it-simple-in-my-homeschool/(opens in a new tab)
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August 26, 2021
Calm in the Chaos: Clearing Mental Clutter
If you are like me, your mind is always going a million miles a minute. Add into that a world filled with chaos and confusion and information overload, and it can steal your peace. But let's look at what the Bible says about where we can find that peace during all the chaos. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/08/20/calm-in-the-chaos--clearing-mental-clutter
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August 20, 2021
A Call to Action for All of You...
It has been another tumultuous few weeks since my last episode. Come hear what has been going on and then listen in to this call for action for each of you! I am excited to see us all do this! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/08/12/a-call-to-action-for-all-of-you/
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August 12, 2021
Why I Took a Break From It All and What I Learned
The past few weeks have been a time of testing, but God is always good. I am sharing today where I have been and all that He is teaching me! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's chat. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/07/29/why-i-took-a-break-from-it-all-and-what-i-have-learned/
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July 29, 2021
Simple Life Lessons From The Greatest Generation
This week my husband's dear grandmother, age 99, passed away. She was one of the most admired women in my life and the lessons I learned from watching her live life surpassed even the nuggets of wisdom she shared in words. One of the biggest lessons I will remember is when I asked where was her favorite place to be –she had been splitting time between the north and the south at the time– and her response, "My favorite place to be is wherever I am at the moment." Want to hear more? Listen and be inspired by this wisdom from The Greatest Generation. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/07/08/simple-life-lessons-from-the-greatest-generation
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July 08, 2021
Living Simply in an Upside-Down World
Today I am sharing BIG life updates and then we are talking about how to live more simply, share the Gospel, and live with purpose in this crazy upside-down world. The world is getting darker each day, but we have the remedy- Jesus. Let's live like it! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/07/01/living-simply-in-an-upside-down-world/
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July 01, 2021
What Would Your Life Look Like If The World Wasn't Telling You How It Should Look?
Everywhere we look the world is showing us how our life "should look." I am asking you a question today that will change the way you live. What would your life look like if no one told you how it should look? Would your home look different? Your clothes? The way you spend your time? Let's dig into this topic and decide Who we are going to let influence our lives. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/06/17/what-would-your-life-look-like-if-the-world-wasnt-telling-you-how-it-should-look/
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June 18, 2021
The Secret to Peace and an Abundant Life
Today I want to look at a portion of Colossians that really ministered to me recently. Our lives would be much less complicated if we just remembered this secret Paul writes about tucked into this book. Join me as we look at living abundantly as a follower of Christ and not the world. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/06/10/the-secret-to-peace-and-an-abundant-life Get the devotional—> https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Subscribe to YouTube—>www.youtube.com/karendebeus Follow on Instagram—>www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim SHOP—>https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim/ Get my e-courses www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com
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June 10, 2021
How Great is Our God: Get To Know God Through Creation
How Great is Our God! Get To Know God Through Creation This Spring has been busy on our little hobby farm! And at the same time, I have been studying Creation in Genesis for my Bible study. I have learned so much and today want to share it all with you- sometimes we need just stop and be in awe of how GREAT our God is! It truly puts everything else into perspective. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen in to be inspired, refreshed, and renewed! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/06/03/how-great-is-our-god-get-to-know-god-through-his-creation/
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June 04, 2021
Graduation is Approaching But Education is Just Beginning
for me to lament and get caught up in the worries that I may not have taught him enough or prepared him enough. But we sat down together recently and I explained to him that I learned more in my second half of life than in my first, and certainly more than in my years of traditional schooling. I reminded him that I gave him the foundation and tools to learn but from here on out, his real education is just beginning. For anyone who needs some encouragement about homeschooling or life after graduation, listen in...let's look at the truth of education for life.
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May 27, 2021
How Can You Keep Your Children on the Right Path?
I truly think this is one of (maybe THE) most important podcasts I have ever recorded. I have been asked this question many times recently and wanted to answer it today. Some of it may surprise you. Let's sit down and talk about how we can keep our children on the right path. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/05/20/how-can-you-keep-your-children-on-the-right-path/
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May 20, 2021
There is No Picture-Perfect Life
Our world is consumed with aesthetics and beauty. But what if God's plan for our lives includes some things that aren't so pretty? Life isn't ever picture-perfect, but the most beautiful life is the one that is lived shining the Light of Christ. Today I am catching you up on life around here and then we are digging into this very important topic! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/05/13/there-is-no-picture-perfect-life/
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May 13, 2021
Not Doing Enough? Me Either
Literally, every single one of my homeschool clients has made the statement to me, "I feel like I'm not doing enough" or, "I'm failing my children." And even if you aren't a homeschool mom, I can imagine most of you have said these statements at some point about something in your life. Today, we are going to really dig into that statement and turn it on its head as we look at Who is enough: Jesus. We are NOT enough. We can not DO enough. But in Him, we do the things He has called us to and by His power alone. Apart from Him, we do not good things. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/04/29/not-doing-enough-me-either/
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April 29, 2021
Sharing Jesus at Walmart
A few months back we started the Simply Go! initiative here at Simply Living for Him to encourage and equip everyday women in their everyday lives to be on mission for Jesus. The world is hurting and we have the answer. You don't have to travel far to find someone who needs Jesus. You can go right outside your door. Recently I was intrigued when a Facebook friend of mine started posting about her experiences with sharing Jesus every week right there in the Walmart parking lot. She is a homeschool mom with nine children but is stepping out in obedience to the Lord right where she is! I decided to ask her to be on the podcast and talk about her experience as it fits right in with the Simply Go! initiative! You are going to be inspired by this beautiful woman and her courage to be bold, right there in the Walmart parking lot. She is changing lives! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/04/22/finding-god-in-the-walmart-parking-lot-ep-214/
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April 22, 2021
Live a Life You Don't Need a Vacation From
Today we are talking about living a life you don't need a vacation from. Yes, we all work hard, and the Bible tells us we are to work, but what on earth are you working for? Are you striving for earthly things or eternal things? Are you building the Kingdom of God or an earthly kingdom that will eventually fall? Join me today as we talk about simplifying, what we really need, and not working to accumulate stuff but to fulfill our God-given purposes. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/04/08/live-a-life-you-dont-need-a-vacation-from
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April 09, 2021
Fear of the Unknown
Our world is filled with fear. But we have no reason to fear the unknown when we focus on what is known – and that is, our God is a mighty and powerful God. Listen in as I talk about my very real struggle with fears and how God has replaced them with His truths. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/04/01/fear-of-the-unknown-ep-212/
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April 01, 2021
Life Updates and What God is Teaching Me/ ep 211
It's been quite a few weeks and today let's hang out and just chat! The Lord has taught me much and I hope it encourages you wherever you are at today, too! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's chat! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/03/26/life-updates-and-what-god-is-teaching-me-ep-211/
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March 26, 2021
A Path of Our Own: Homemaking, Homeschooling, and Self-Employment
Today I am sharing a bit of our journey and how God has led us to a path of homemaking, homeschooling, and self-employment. I have always lived with the idea that I wanted to make the most use of my time, and I wasn't working for a pension plan but for life now and for God. Come listen in, learn a bit about me, and see how some of these principles may apply in your own life, no matter what God has called you to do! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/03/11/a-path-of-our-own-homemaking-homeschooling-and-self-employment-ep-210/
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March 11, 2021
This Should Be at the Top of Your To-Do List// ep 209
Want to simplify things in your life? Change your to-do list by adding this to the top. It will change everything! Join me as we talk about this very important priority! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/03/04/this-should-be-at-the-top-of-your-to-do-list-ep-209/
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March 04, 2021
A Story of Faith// ep 208
I have a special guest on my podcast today! A listener contacted me to share her story of faith, homeschool, and the amazing work she is doing for the homeschooling community! Come listen and be encouraged by Stephanie Wiscott of Deeply Rooted Learning Center.http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/02/25/a-story-of-faith-ep-208/
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February 26, 2021
Get Your Priorities Straight// ep 207
Our days get very cluttered by so many things. Sometimes we need to take a deeper look to see what really matters in the grand scheme of things. Let's look at life today and make sure our priorities are where they need to be and how to prioritize each day.http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/02/12/get-your-priorities-straight-ep-207
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February 12, 2021
Stop Worrying About What Others Think/ ep 206
Nothing complicates our lives more than getting stuck in worrying about what others think. We all have fallen into this trap at some point and today we are discussing how to truly live for the One who truly matters! There is no room for insecurity when you are secure in Christ! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/02/04/stop-worrying-what-others-think-ep206/(opens in a new tab)
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February 05, 2021
Teaching Them Diligently// ep 205
In a world that is growing darker each day, it is more important than ever to raise our children to be a light. Today I am joined by Leslie Nunnery as we talk about what she and her family are doing with Teach Them Diligently for homeschooling families and beyond to raise this next generation of disciples. I have had the privilege to speak at Teach The Diligently for several years and I absolutely love their Gospel-centered approach. Right now they have so many ways to encourage you as a homeschooling family or a Christian family. Come on over and listen in and learn why it is so important to teach our children, diligently.
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January 28, 2021
The Age of Influencers: Who is Influencing You These Days?// ep 204
Today I am asking you a very important question to ponder: What would your life look like if social media didn't dictate how it should look or how you should think? Let's remember WHO is to influence us before anything else these days: God. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/01/21/the-age-of-influencers-who-is-influencing-you-these-days-ep-204/
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January 21, 2021
We Are Not Meant to Live This Life Alone// ep 203
In the age of this pandemic, it is difficult to be together as we are meant to be. Many of us find ourselves getting a bit comfortable in isolation. But I believe we must find ways to connect. Join me today as we talk about living in relationship, community, and together and not letting anything hinder us. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/01/15/we-are-not-meant-to-live-this-life-alone-ep-203/
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January 15, 2021
Two Different Paths: Life After Homeschool for My First Two Graduates// ep 202
Whether you are a homeschooler, just thinking about it, or even a critic, today I will address the many issues that people ask regarding life after homeschool. Can they go to college? What about jobs? Can they function in the real world (ha!)? Join me as I share about my first two homeschool graduates and the very different, but "successful" paths they are taking. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2021/01/07/two-different-paths-life-after-homeschool-for-my-first-two-graduates-ep-202/
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January 07, 2021
You Just Never Know//ep 201
My grandmother always said, "You just never know..." when something unforeseen happened. And all I could hear was her voice in my head this morning as I read through my prayer journal from last year at this time, and was taken aback by the things I had prayed for. Some are non-issues at this point. They never even happened. Others were answered in ways I had never imagined. And some were completely upended by the pandemic. In December of 2019, I just had no idea when I wrote out my prayers for 2020 what would be in store. Let's talk about the lessons of 2020 and not knowing what was to come, and how that affects us and our perspective going into 2021.
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December 18, 2020
Homeschooling: What Really Matters// ep 200
Now that I have two grown children, I have learned some pretty significant lessons along the way on our homeschooling journey. The best lessons learned were never in a lesson plan book or even a textbook. I am so glad we focused on God and our family first as well as trusting God to lead us in all things. Whether you are a homeschooling family or just a peek into how we raised our family a bit differently, tune in and join me today! http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/12/10/homeschooling-what-really-matters/
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December 11, 2020
2020: A Blessing or a Curse? ep 199
We all know that 2020 has been a year for the books. And many just want it to be over with because it seems like it was cursed. But what if we looked at things differently? What if we saw things the way the Lord wants us to see them? Join me today as we talk about changing our perspective on this very different year. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/12/03/2020-a-blessing-or-a-curse-ep-199/
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December 03, 2020
One Step at a Time// ep 198
Today I am sharing with you some lessons I have learned lately about letting go of trying to figure things out and trusting God for each moment. Life has sure thrown a ton of arrows at us lately, and it can be hard to not get caught up. Yet, He gives us our daily bread and no more. In a culture that isn't satisfied with "just enough" it's hard for us to grasp that idea, but that is what the Bible tells us we need. If you have fears about the future, or even about tomorrow, come listen in and be encouraged to take one step at a time, with Jesus. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/11/19/one-step-at-a-time-ep-198/
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November 19, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 9
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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November 18, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 8
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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November 11, 2020
Peace and Order in a Culture of Confusion// ep 197
I sat down early this morning while watching the sunrise to record this podcast with the hopes of bringing you some encouragement during a crazy time of confusion. I simply want to point you back to Jesus. If our peace and order came from our circumstances we wouldn't have to depend on God. If you are feeling the effects of division and despair, tune in and be encouraged. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/11/06/peace-and-order-in-a-culture-of-confusion-ep-197/
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November 06, 2020
Learning to Wait in an On-Demand Culture/ ep 196
In a world of Amazon Prime, Instant everything, and "on-demand" we are being conditioned that waiting is bad. Yet, we find in the Bible that God wants us to wait quite often...and wait on His timing. If we want to live simpler and less distracted lives, we can focus on Him and His timing. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. So, if you find yourself wondering, "how much longer" in some area of your life, this one is for you! Be encouraged as you wait. It might be just where God wants you. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/10/30/learning-to-wait-in-an-on-demand-culture-ep-196/ Get my books: www.simplylivingforhim.com/books Join the community: www.simplylivingforihm.com/community
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October 30, 2020
Devotional Series//Week7
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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October 28, 2020
Distracted// Ep 195
We are living in a very distracted world. Everything is screaming for our attention. But that's exactly what the enemy wants. Unless we are wholeheartedly seeking the Lord, we will end up distracted by so many other voices and things. Join me for this very important conversation and be encouraged in focusing on Jesus!
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October 22, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 6
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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October 20, 2020
Devotional Series//Week5
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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October 14, 2020
Four Things To End Chaos In Our Lives Right Now// ep 194
Life is uncertain these days and often feels chaotic, either personally or as a whole. Our country is divided, our minds are filled with so much information, and we are searching for peace. Let's talk about four things we can do right now to end the chaos. Join me and take a little reprieve from all the negative noise out there. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/10/08/four-things-to-end-chaos-in-our-lives-right-now/(opens in a new tab)
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October 09, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 4
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my NEW book-->https://amzn.to/30A4fZp Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instragram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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October 06, 2020
Help for the Weary Homeschooling Mom// ep 193
Even though I am talking about homeschooling today, I am sure many of you will relate in some way. We are all weary these days... But if you've been feeling weary on your homeschooling journey, then I am going to give you some insight and encouragement to hopefully revive you. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/10/01/help-for-the-weary-homeschooling-mom-193/
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October 01, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 3
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instragram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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September 29, 2020
Devotional Series// Week 2
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my devotional-->amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instragram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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September 23, 2020
Mission-Minded Families With Ann Dunagan//ep 192
I had the privilege of sitting down today to talk with my friend, Ann Dunagan, from Mission-Minded Families. Her story of raising seven children, engaged in full-time ministry, and her JOY in Jesus is so inspiring. They recently gave away ALL of their "stuff" to begin their next chapter of ministry in beautiful Hawaii! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with us and listen in! Come and glean from her experience of homeschooling seven children and encouraging families to be ON MISSION in every aspect of their lives. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/09/18/mission-minded-families-with-ann-dunagan-ep-192/ YouTube--->www.youtube.com/karendebeus Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim Get MY NEW BOOK-->https://amzn.to/32KD6o6 Find Ann at https://www.missionmindedfamilies.org/
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September 18, 2020
Devotional Series // Week 1
Each Tuesday I will be sharing some encouragement in my new devotional series! All of these devotionals were originally recorded on YouTube and in our SLFH Online Community. Now I hope to share the same encouragement with my podcast audience! Get my devotional-->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Find me on Instragram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim YouTube channel---> www.youtube.com/karendebeus JOIN THE COMMUNITY---> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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September 15, 2020
Fifteen Years of Homeschooling!// ep 191
Here we are on our 15th year of homeschooling. It's been a journey and this year it will look a bit different. Listen in as I catch you up on our 15th year of homeschool and how we are changing things this year. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/09/10/fifteen-years-of-homeschooling-1p-191/ YouTube--->www.youtube.com/karendebeus Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/simplylivingforhim
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September 11, 2020
You Can't Grow Your Own Fruit// ep 190
This is one of the most important messages I want you to hear. We often get it backward- we try and try to better ourselves, do more, have more, be more. When in the end, it is not about us, but all about Him working in us. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/09/04/you-cant-grow-your-own-fruit-ep190/
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September 05, 2020
No More Fear of the Future// ep 189
Do you fear the future? I know I have. But today we are fighting fear with God's Word and remembering that there is no fear of this world when we fear the Lord. As Christians, we know how things will turn out. So we need not get caught up in the "what if's" when we have confidence in Christ. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/08/26/no-more-fear-of-the-future-ep-189/ Get my new e-course: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Get my devotional: amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join our FREE Online Community (Monthly Bible studies, and more!) www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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August 27, 2020
The Myth of Finding Yourself: Be Found in Christ. // ep188
The world tells us to be happy we must, "find ourselves" and it often creates an identity crisis. We are looking for ourselves, feeling a bit left out, and like we don't fit in, and we forget we have already been found in Christ. If we want to know ourselves, we must first know our God. Our identity is as a child of God. Be secure in that. Don't get lost looking for what you already have. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1RH Get my new e-course: www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join our FREE Online Community (Monthly Bible studies, and more!) www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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August 13, 2020
We Are Not Supposed to Know it All//ep 187
We are not omniscient. God is. He is all-knowing. And in today's world, it seems we are all trying to attain information and knowledge and are losing sight of the REAL truth. Please listen to this episode. It is one of the most important ones I have ever recorded. And then let me know your thoughts...this is too important to miss. https://wp.me/p7OB5f Join our community here http://www.simplylivingforhim.com/com... Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Get my homeschooling books! Called Home— https://amzn.to/2Cs8I7E Real Homeschool— https://amzn.to/2CXDcOM Bible Based Homeschooling ecourse—www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com Homeschool Consulting: http://simplylivingforhim.com/homesch... Podcast- www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast
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July 24, 2020
Who Are You Letting in Your Home? ep 186
You would never allow friends, acquaintances, and even strangers into your home to talk to you all at once about their politics, families, opinions, and even share their favorite recipes, photos of their vacation, all while you were spending time with your family or doing your work. But that is what happens when you scroll that newsfeed during the day. We see everything that is going on in everyone's life and we even get dragged into arguments we weren't meant to fight. Who are you allowing in your home? Better yet, what are you allowing in your mind? Times have changed and the amount of information we are bombarded with at any given time is exponentially more than at any time in history. And it is affecting us big time. Let's see what the Bible says about what we fill our minds with and who we allow into our homes. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Py Get my devotional--->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join the community--> www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Get my homeschool e-course---> www.simplylivingforhim.thinkific.com
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July 17, 2020
Patience and Endurance in an "Insta Culture"//ep 185
Slow is a counter-cultural word these days. In a world that demands quick and instant, the idea of patience and endurance is often looked down upon. But throughout Scripture, it is evident that we all will struggle at some point, and it won't always be fixed right away-especially during these times when everyone wants things "fixed." May we as a generation be remembered not for what we suffered but for how we handled it. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Pa
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July 10, 2020
The Freedom in a Simple Life// ep184
There is so much freedom in letting go of the "stuff" that distracts us and in living more simply. When we have less stuff we have more time to focus on what really matters most. With the focus on freedom these days, many of us don't realize some of the things that have chained us most. Our focus has been on the wrong things. Join me today as we talk about the freedom in living a simple life. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1OS Get my devotional--->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join the Online Community--->www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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July 03, 2020
What are You Seeking? The Things of Earth or the Things of God?ep 183
So many of us are caught up in our earthly lives these days, we are forgetting our heavenly destination. We are called to multiply disciples and yet we find our culture dividing daily. Join me as we talk about seeking the Kingdom of God first. May we have as much fire for the cause of Christ as we do for the causes of this earth. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1OO Get the devotional---> https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q JOIN our community--->www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Subscribe to YouTube--->www.youtube.com/karendebeus Follow on Instagram--->www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim SHOP--->https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim/
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June 25, 2020
A Homeschool Success Story// ep 182
This year we reached a huge milestone. My first homeschool graduate completed her first year of college! With the rise of homeschooling these days, I wanted to share a homeschool success story and encourage you that you absolutely can homeschool all the way from kindergarten through high school. My daughter, Grace is joining me today to answer questions and talk about her homeschooling experience and her first year away at college. Keep in mind, that it wasn't about what I did or even what Grace did, but what God did. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Oy Get the devotional: https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join the SLFH Community: www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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June 12, 2020
Four Things // ep 181
Today we are talking about new life on the farm, our new community, and how we missed the mark when all was stripped away. Plus, I implore you to do this...the most important thing you can do during this culture crisis. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Oc Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join the FREE Online community for Bible studies, devotionals, Scripture writing and memorization, and more! www.simplylivingforhim.com/community
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June 04, 2020
The Cure for Our Messes// ep 180
Life sure is messy right now. Today we are talking about the cure to all of our messes these days. Join me and be encouraged! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1O7 JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY! (It’s Free!) www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
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May 29, 2020
TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS// EP 179
What will you say someday about the life you are living now? Come and hear what we have been up to during this time and how I don’t want to go back to the way I was living. Today I am talking about living with an eternal perspective and the wisdom that comes from not getting caught up in the clutter of daily life, keeping your eyes on God and His purposes, and living in light of eternity. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1O3 JOIN US-->SLFH Online Community for Women! Join here -www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2zB Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/karendebeus
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May 22, 2020
Less Clutter & More Joy. Lessons From Quarantine // ep 178
Less clutter and more joy really means less of this world and more Jesus. Come and listen in as I chat about all the good lessons I have learned during this quarantine time, and having more of what truly matters most. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1NK Join the SLFH Online Community www.simplylivingforhim.com/community Get my devotional: https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
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May 08, 2020
What We Have Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage// ep 177
Since Steve and I are spending our 20th anniversary still in quarantine, we thought we would share some of the things we have learned along the way in our 20 years of marriage. Join us for this fun and lighthearted chat! I hope you will be encouraged and maybe just laugh a bit! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Ny JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY! (It's Free!) www.siplylivingforhim.com/community
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May 01, 2020
God Doesn't Always Change the Circumstances But He Changes Us in Them//ep 176
In these past few months, during some of the worst of times, something miraculous has happened to me. As a former worrier, I have found complete peace. I haven’t worried at all. Sickness and finances used to have a hold on me, but I have found that during this time, I have not been plagued by any worries, even though we are surrounded by fears each day. I can only attribute it to God working in me. Today I want to talk about how God doesn’t always rescue us from our circumstances but rescues us from ourselves in them. Be encouraged, when you surrender your will to God’s will, miraculous things happen. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1N4
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April 23, 2020
The Greatest Light Came Out of the Greatest Darkness and How The Scales Came Off My Eyes/ ep 175
Today is a special Good Friday episode. No matter what time of the year you are listening to this, the message is so important. Listen in and be encouraged. The greatest day of darkness resulted in the greats Light there ever was. Let's share that message with a world that needs it. Hear my story of how the scales fell off my eyes and let's share Jesus with all we can! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1MO
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April 10, 2020
Get to Know Us! Q&A With Karen and Steve// ep 174
Amidst all of the negative news, we wanted to sit down and take some time to have a fun little conversation- come on over and hear us answer questions and get to know us a little more. We're talking about the good, the bad, and all that's in-between. Join us for some fun and you just might learn some things that you may not have expected! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Mr
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April 03, 2020
Some Light Hearted Fun With Steve! ep 173
While in quarantine, Steve and I sat down to record the podcast together. We talked a bit about self-sufficiency here on the farm as well as just some lighthearted fun. Talking about the farm and life at home. http://simplylivingforhim.com/2020/03/26/some-light-hearted-fun-with-steve-ep-173/
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March 27, 2020
When It Is All Stripped Away// ep 172
Right now most of us have had things unexpectedly taken away from us...and there is no normalcy. The COVID-19 virus has taken away our security, our comfort, and large parts of our lives. We are going to talk about how God may be calling us back to Him and how to find peace amongst all of this chaos. I encourage you to listen in and share with others who need this Hope! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1LT
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March 14, 2020
From (Over) Active Little Boy to Teenage Entrepreneur//ep 171
What a fun episode! I was able to sit down with my 15-year-old son and talk all about the journey we have had from his challenging and active early years, to growing into a young entrepreneur. If you have a “spirited” child, then you will be encouraged that you can channel that energy into good and see their passions unfold. Most of all you can show them that God has created them uniquely for a purpose– energy and all! A small business has given him so many skills already to prepare for life. And watching him grow from that “spirited” little boy to an accomplished teen is a joy. Shop Sling & Stone: https://bit.ly/2THJwP3 https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Lx
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March 07, 2020
A Woman in the Word Vs. A Woman in the World // ep 170
This podcast is based on my recent session at our Simply Living for Him Women's Event where we compared characteristics of a woman living out of the Spirit or out of the flesh. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Ld
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February 28, 2020
The Effect of Too Much Information// ep169
Last week I wrote a blog post about how too much information is killing me. Even though that may be a dramatic term, in many ways it is killing my spirit. And many of you wrote to tell me you feel the same. Today I am addressing it on the podcast. Listen in, be encouraged, and let's face this information head-on knowing God is the One we put our faith in.https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1L3 You tube video coming soon!---> the video had technical difficulties. we hope to provide a video next week!
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February 20, 2020
An Imperfect Life//ep 168
"I don't want to be a fake voice out there. I want to be the real me." "I feel like the more on fire I get, the more under fire I am." Life as been anything but simple lately. You too? Today I am sharing some craziness on the farm this week and some behind the scenes of my very imperfect life. But praise the Lord, we serve a God who is taking our imperfections and making us more like Christ. He is in the process of perfecting us each day. And while it is a process, we will never be perfect here on earth, but the lessons we learn are for a purpose. Let's give God glory in all we do. It is what we are made for. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1KO
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February 14, 2020
Smashing Idols Once and For All// ep 167
Today I am talking about idols- anything that consumes you and takes away your attention from God. How can we destroy them once and for all? https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1KI Get the NEW devotional-->https://amzn.to/2UyBEBA
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February 07, 2020
Simplify Your Time: Stop the Glorification of Busy//ep 166
We live in a very busy world and everywhere you turn around someone is proclaiming just how busy they are! It seems to be our mantra: "I'm SO busy!" Today I am talking about what the Bible says about how we use our time, and not getting caught up in the glorification of busy. If you are overwhelmed with a busy schedule, then I invite you to slow down for a bit, listen in, and be encouraged to make the most of your time each day. You can simplify your schedule and find peace amidst the chaos. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Ky Get the new devotional--->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
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January 31, 2020
To The Woman Who Feels Like She Can't Hold It All Together//ep 165
Today I am talking to the woman who feels she can't hold it all together. Whether you are in a hard season now or not, it is petty much a guarantee that you will at some point. You may feel discouraged, despondent, or even despair. You just can't hold it together anymore. But the good news is...you can't hold it all together, but you have a God who holds all things together! (Colossians 1:17) Let's focus on the Lord and how He leads us in all things and holds us together. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Km
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January 23, 2020
Help for the Harried and Discouraged Homeschool Mom: Finding Endurance and Encouragement//ep 164
"I'm not doing enough. I am ruining my kids." "I am failing." "I am overwhelmed and not sure what to do." "I can't do this anymore!' Every week I talk with homeschooling moms who say all of the above and more. I have said all of the above and more! Today, I want you to stop. Sit still for a bit. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let me set your mind at ease.  Let's look to Jesus when we start to get overwhelmed and let His peace assure us in our homeschool journey. Whether you are a homeschooling mom or not, I am confident this podcast will help you settle your soul as you find rest in Him with whatever struggle you are facing. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Ka Get the new devotional--->https://amzn.to/2RovD77
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January 17, 2020
How I Am Getting Back to Simple
This year has already shifted my focus to better things. So many things have happened lately, but I believe they all intersected at the same time perfectly so that I could turn my gaze back to Jesus and get back to simple. For me, simple is about getting rid of distractions so I can have less clutter and more joy. And ultimately that joy is found in Jesus. When I have less of this world, I have joy in Jesus. Listen in as I talk about ways I am getting my heart and mind back to simple this year. From life on the hobby farm, to homemaking, to connecting with people in real life. And most of all, because I am spending more time sitting at Jesus' feet. Get my new book-->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
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January 11, 2020
The Only Goal in My New Year//ep 162
Today I am talking about a few different things going on lately, but mostly, I wanted to share my perspective on goal setting at the New Year. I am sharing my only true goal in 2020. Get my NEW Devotional-->https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q Join me at these events: SLFH Women's Event, Chester NJ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simply-living-for-him-womens-event-tickets-85961722827 Homegrown Generations https://homegrowngeneration.com/?aff=Karendebeus&p= Teach Them Diligently 2020 https://register.teachthemdiligently.net/invite/825/
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January 03, 2020
Christmas Calm: Seeking Jesus This Christmas// ep 161
Take a little time to listen this week, and find calm amidst the chaos. I am encouraging you, as you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle to let your soul settle, in Jesus. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Jp
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December 21, 2019
Living From the Spirit and Not the Flesh // ep 160
Do we really trust God and believe His every word? Do we say we trust Him and want to be in His will, but really want our own outcome? When we live from the Spirit and not the flesh, we have the freedom to know that God is in control, and no matter what the outcome, we are where He wants us. And when we operate out of a place where the Spirit controls us and not the flesh, it will affect every single part of our lives. How you treat people. The decisions you make. The thoughts you have in your mind. Everything is an outflow of your relationship with Him. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Iz
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December 13, 2019
Lessons From 5 Years on the Hobby Farm • ep 159
TODAY is exactly five years to the day that we moved into our little hobby farm here in the country. What a journey it has been. Today, my husband Steve is joining me as we discuss some of the lessons we have learned since trying to achieve a simple life. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1HS
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November 22, 2019
Homeschooling (and Raising!) a Houseful: How to Survive the Early Years and Thrive in the Teen Years
Today I am talking about homeschooling a houseful and how to survive the early years so that you can thrive the teen years! Yes, we love the older years! Even if you aren't a homeschooler, much of the encouragement today will apply to anyone who has children. There were certainly some difficult seasons with a whole bunch of littles that I didn't know how we would ever make it-but we did. And I am so thankful to the Lord for Him leading us. We just need to shift our thinking and realize this is a journey and a process, and not an instant result. There are so many ways to build foundations early on and then see your family thrive as you grow! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Hk
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November 15, 2019
How Do God's Purposes Fit in With the "American Dream?"// ep157
Today we are talking about true success. Are we pursuing the American Dream and the ability to pursue opportunities and achievements, or are we pursuing God wherever He leads? Are we being productive in our pursuits for our own comforts or are we being productive in things of the Lord? Let's talk about how God's purposes for our lives fit in with the American Dream today.https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1GV
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November 07, 2019
Mental Clutter and Overanalyzing: Find Freedom to Make Decisions • ep 155
Have you suffered from overanalyzing to the point where you can't make a decision? Are the voices and choices of our noisy world adding mental clutter to your life? So many of us never get past the scenarios in our minds and the fear of "What if?" or "What will happen?" and all the questions that distract us from the freedom to make a choice knowing God is in control. We don't have to overanalyze when we choose to follow God and then walk in faith! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1Gm
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October 25, 2019
Martha and Mary and Keeping it Simple • 154
Our world certainly glorifies the Martha lifestyle- busy, busy, busy- take a look at Pinterest and Instagram and we see a world of Marthas. Those who can cook, sew, decorate, throw parties, and do it all with perfection are pretty much considered the epitome of modern-day success in homemaking and womanhood. You don’t see many Pinterest posts of a woman, completely oblivious to how the “photo” looks because she is sitting at her Savior’s feet. Maybe her hair is askew, her makeup absent, but she has a glow about her that comes from being at his feet. And it is more beautiful than any photo. In a world that focuses on busyness and a picture-perfect life, Jesus tells us that Mary chose the better. And even more importantly, it will not be taken away from her. Let's talk about how we can live more simply when we live like Mary. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1FX
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October 18, 2019
Transformed By the Word//ep 153
Have you allowed God's Word to transform your life? Or is your time in the Word merely to check it off your list or to do your Bible study "homework?" Do you go to His Word with an agenda in your mind of what you'd like Him to tell you? Or do you truly want to get to know who God is? God's Word is living and active and powerful and He will transform our way of thinking and in turn our actions and behaviors. He will transform our lives from the inside out. Often we make God so small and our own little lives so big, when in reality, if we focused on truly getting to know our great and majestic God in His Word, we would fall down on our faces. We would take our eyes off of our little daily struggles and truly get to know the One who created us. Join me today as I talk about how God has completely transformed my life and be encouraged.
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October 12, 2019
Giving It All Up to Follow Him: The Family Behind Schoolhouse Rocked Feature Film // ep 152
Imagine if we all truly walked the walk...living out our faith in very real and tangible ways? Leaving everything behind to follow God's calling on your life? To truly listen to God and do what He says...even if it means giving up everything? I am beyond excited about today's podcast to introduce you to a family that is doing just that. Yvette Hampton and her family left their comfy lifestyle in California three years ago, sold their home and most of their belongings, and hit the road to answer the calling on their life. As a homeschooling family with a husband/father who had worked in Hollywood, they knew that God was calling them to make a feature-length film about homeschooling and they have been working on this project ever since. Today I am talking to Yevette about what it is like to truly simplify by getting rid of all your stuff, life on the road, focusing on God and His calling, and also all about this AMAZING movie that they have produced. You will be inspired and encouraged. Join me! You will love Yvette as much as I do! Find More Info About Schoolhouse Rocked: www.schoolhouserocked.com https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1EV
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October 04, 2019